I need information about Reading Research in Finland.

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6.7.2005

I need information about Reading Research in Finland.

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7.7.2005
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7.7.2005

It has been quite hard to define what kind of material You actually need. Reading research is a vast area and the links provided here may or may not be useful.

First, the links to the Internet where You should have a free access from any Internet account:

"The finnish success in PISA and some reasons behind it
PISA 2000"
Authors and Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
http://www.jyu.fi/ktl/pisa/publication1.pdf

"Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow: Further Results from PISA 2000 - Publications 2000"
http://www.pisa.oecd.org/document/21/0,2340,en_32252351_32236159_336886…

"Summary of “Finland Reads” studies from 1989, 1995, and 2003"
Drafted by Yrjö Repo from the reports of Taloustutkimus Oy
http://www.skyry.net/sky/Finlandreads.PDF

"Book 2010 : Development trends in the book trade : summary"
University of Jyväskylä 2003
http://www.jyu.fi/nykykulttuuri/Kirja2010/book2010.pdf

Computer Usage And Reading Literacy
Kaisa Leino
http://www.pisa.no/Dokumenter/Nordisk%20rapport/kap6.pdf

Second, here are some statistics from the Statistics Finland and University of Göteborg that may be useful. They are presented as library references:

"Joukkoviestimet 2002 = Finnish mass media 2002"
Pages 237-260
Helsinki : Tilastokeskus, 2002

"Media Trends 2001 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden : statistics and analyses"
Pages 219-228
Göteborg : Nordicom, 2001

And third, here are some references to articles published in several publications:

Article: Reading habits in Finland
Author: Eskola, Katarina
Published in: Scandinavian public library quarterly. - Copenhagen : Nordic Directorate for Public Lib-raries. - ISSN 0036-5602. 28 (1995) : 1, p. 8-12

Article: Sociocultural diversity and reading literacy in a Finland-Swedish environment
Published in: Scandinavian journal of educational research. - Abingdon : Carfax. - ISSN 0031-3831. 43 (1999) : 2, p. 173-190

Article: How does morphological complexity and density affect reading in Finnish
Published in: Nordic and Baltic morphology : papers from A NorFA Course, Tartu, June 2000. - Joen-suu : University of Joensuu, 2001 (Studies in languages University of Joensuu 1456-5528; n:o 36). - ISBN 952-458-005-5, p. 129-138

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